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All you need to know about Bruges

Is Bruges fun to play?

Players: 2 – 4 players | Game Duration 55 – 65 mins | Min. Age 10+ | Game complexity: MEDIUM Genre: Card Games, City Building, Economy / Industry, Historical Solo game mode: No | Co-op: No | Online Version: No

What is Bruges about?

Bruges in the 15th century – culture and commerce flourish and make the Belgian Hanseatic city into one of the wealthiest cities in Europe.

In Bruges (a.k.a. Brugge or Brügge depending on the country in which you live), players assume the role of merchants who must maintain their relationships with those in power in the city while competing against one another for influence, power, and status. Dramatic events cast their shadows over the city, with players needing to worry about threats to their prosperity from more than just their opponents…

The game includes 165 character cards, with each card having one of five colors. On a turn, a player chooses one of his cards and performs an action, with six different actions being available: Take workers, take money, mitigate a threat, build a canal, build a house, or hire the character depicted on the card. In principle, every card can be used for every action – but the color of the card determines in which areas the actions can be used or the strength of the chosen action, e.g., blue cards provide blue workers and red cards help mitigate red threats. All of the action is geared toward the gathering of prestige, with the most prestigious merchant winning in the end.

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Awards Won by Bruges

2014 Nederlandse Spellenprijs Best Expert Game Nominee
2014 MinD-Spielepreis Nominee
2014 Lys Passioné Finalist
2014 JUG Adult Game of the Year Finalist
2014 Boardgames Australia Awards Best International Game Winner
2014 Boardgames Australia Awards Best International Game Nominee
2013 Spiel des Jahres Kennerspiel des Jahres Nominee
2013 Spiel der Spiele Hit mit Freunden Recommended
2013 Meeples’ Choice Nominee
2013 International Gamers Award – General Strategy: Multi-player Nominee
2013 Golden Geek Best Card Game Nominee
2013 Board Game Quest Awards Game of the Year Nominee
2013 Board Game Quest Awards Best Card Game Winner
2013 Board Game Quest Awards Best Card Game Nominee

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